Jul. 22nd, 2007 09:48 am
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So, yeah. I went to the party at Borders. (If I had known that U of O was having a Potter Party, I would have gone there.) Still, lots of cool people went. We had dinner first with [livejournal.com profile] fearga and K, as well as [livejournal.com profile] vesta_aurelia at Ambrosia, and that was lovely and fun. The food was excellent, and all of us had dessert (of course). I changed my mind about going as Ginny and decided to go as Tonks instead. Much more fun with the wardrobe. I meant to have [livejournal.com profile] alysaundre take pictures, but that didn't work out.

I'm actually a good deal more excited about this than I thought I would be. Harry Potter phenomenon aside, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy around my solar plexus to realize that all of this hype is happening about a book. Books are awesome. I just wish other books (like anything by Terry Pratchett, ahem ahem) got this kind of hype here in the states.

The Potter Party was fun, but very, very warm. I do not believe there should be that many people in one building. (The fire marshal agreed with me. There were repeated warnings that people should vacate the building immediately after collecting their books, and also that people should get the hell out of the aisles (my words, not theirs) while they were carting the books in because the book pallets were "very heavy and hard to stop.")

We met up with a bunch of lovely people, took over the English History corner where it was nice and quiet, and chatted and read and knitted as we wished until it was time to go and get our books. Then we went home. It was the quietest trip I've ever been on--[livejournal.com profile] fearga and [livejournal.com profile] vesta_aurelia started reading immediately. I managed to read up to "Kreacher's Tale" before I fell fast asleep at about 3:30 in the morning.

I finished reading the book on Saturday. I'm not going to talk about it here, but [livejournal.com profile] fearga is setting up a HP Discussion filter. I will say that I believe that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows is far and away the best book in the entire series. I was not disappointed. As soon as I finished, I passed the book to [livejournal.com profile] alysaundre and said, "Book. Read. Now." Then [livejournal.com profile] vesta_aurelia and I retreated to my office to discuss the book without spoiling it for [livejournal.com profile] alysaundre.

We had lunch with Trudy (who has an LJ but I don't know which one it is), and that was fun. Fondue for dinner. We watched Animaniacs and then stumbled off to bed.

I don't know what we're doing today. I should be doing some homework, but that will honestly only take me about ten minutes. (I do have to do it today, however, and I keep putting it off.) I suspect that today will be pretty relaxed.

Time for coffee!
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